How Do I Record My Computer Microphone And Audio With Audacity? New Tips

Do you want to know how to record your computer microphone and audio with Audacity? It’s a lot easier than you might think. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps necessary to get started for anyone wondering, ‘how do I record my desktop mic and audio with audacity?’. Worry no more. You’ll be recording your podcasts or videos in no time.

This is how to record your computer microphone and audio with Audacity:

Step 1: To find the Recording Devices tab, open up Audacity and look for a microphone icon on your left. 

Step 2: When you find the device connected to your computer, click it, and a drop-down menu will appear. Select which microphone or audio output setting (like speakers) best suits what type of recording task at hand before making sure both are turned on ready for use.

Step 3: To add a new track, click “Tracksat the top of this screen and then pick what type you want. We recommend either Mono or Stereo for most recordings – stereo sound is standard for projects.

Step 4: To start recording, click the button with a red circle on it. You’ll immediately begin recording and seeing an audio graph of your voice in progress below. You can also add other tracks to run simultaneously by pressing Shift + R.

Step 5: When you’re finished recording, click the stop button and enjoy your work. The playback controls are right next to each other, so it’s easy for an editor or producer who isn’t familiar with video production software.

How to Record Sounds Playing on Your Computer Using Audacity

This is how to record sounds playing on the background using audacity:

1. Open Audacity. In the drop-down menu underneath “Host,” choose Windows WASAPI (Windows Audio Session API) and then click OK on your computer or mobile device to start recording.

2. To ensure that the recording device is set up correctly, you will need to choose your computer’s default speakers or headphones. You can also select “Loopback” if there is something special about how sound cards work on different computers and make sure it matches what kind of hardware are hooked up in front of them, so they’re not confused by any feedback during playback.

3. Next, create a new track and record your favorite gameplay. Startup whatever you want to record in the background while playing so when something happens on-screen (like an accomplishment) can also get recorded.

Can Audacity Record Computer Audio and Microphone Simultaneously?

Yes. You can record your System audio and microphone simultaneously on Windows 8 or 10 using Audacity. This is a great way to capture everything in one place instead of manually monitoring various sources for hours.

This is how to record computer audio and microphone at the same time using Audacity:

Step 1: Right-click on the speaker/volume icon in your taskbar and select “Open Sound Settings.”

Step 2: When you click on the left side of this window, there is a setting for the Sound Control Panel. Click it.

Step 3: To get started, click on the Recording Tab and right-click your microphone. Choose “Properties” from this menu to view or change some important properties you desire.

Step 4: To listen to this device, go on the Listen tab and check/uncheck a box that says “listen.”

Step 5: Open the Audacity application select WASAPI as your audio host. Choose between headphones or speakers for recording, and make sure you’re set to record in high-quality bitrate stereo mode. 

Step 6: To start recording, press “Record.” You will be able to capture both your microphone and system audio.

How Do I Record Multiple Audio Devices Simultaneously in Audacity?

To record multiple devices simultaneously do this:

Step 1: Go down into the system tray and right-click on your sound icon.

Step 2: From there, select “Recording Devices” so you can see what’s plugged in along with any available inputs for recording.

Step 3: Choose one of these options that suit you best by clicking directly onto its FtF or choosing to Add a new device at the top left corner if need be (you may also want to do this later).

Step 4: Open up properties, then click Listen Tab. 


 Now that you know how to record your microphone and audio with Audacity, it’s time for you to start recording. You can always return to this blog post if you need help or want more information. We hope we’ve been able to answer all of your questions. Goodluck

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